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Divers uncover 19th Century wreck
SS South Australian
Divers have uncovered sections of the ship's hull
Divers in the Bristol Channel have discovered the wreck of a missing 19th Century ship.

The remains of the SS South Australian were found by diving enthusiasts exploring near Lundy Island.

The wreck of the once luxurious Clipper is lying in pieces 50 metres below the surface of the channel.

It disappeared in heavy seas on Valentine's Day 1889, and its whereabouts had remained a mystery for more than 100 years - until now.

Divers have uncovered sections of the ship's hull as well as the anchor chain and even some of its lost cargo.


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